Making Your Reading List More Inclusive This Year
One of the most popular new year resolutions is to somehow find the time, energy, and willpower to read (and finish!) more books. But whether or not this is one of your personal goals for 2020, every budding activist (or person who hopes to be more engaged) would do well to improve their understanding of how power operates through reading (and listening) more.
That’s why Supermajority’s own Alicia Garza — who is also the co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter Global Network and founder of @BlackFuturesLab — shared this reading, resource, and podcast list of the works that have inspired her activism.
On Day 7 of our #SuperJanuary resolution campaign — where we offer quick and simple, but ultimately impactful, daily actions to help build women’s political power — can you commit to adding at least one or more of these titles or podcasts to your list in 2020?
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TOPIC – Race and Racism:
- Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas – Dr. Ibram X Kendi
- How to Be An AntiRacist – Dr. Ibram X Kendi
- *article* White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack – Peggy McIntosh
- *article* The Possessive Investment in Whiteness – George Lipsitz
TOPIC – Intersectionality:
- Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence Against Women of Color – Kimberly Williams Crenshaw
- *podcast* Intersectionality Matters! with Kimberly Crenshaw
- Combahee River Collective Statement Combahee River Collective
TOPIC – Activism, Organizing, and Protest:
- I’ve Got the Light of Freedom – Charles Payne
- Stir it Up – Rinku Sen
- Playbook for Progressives – Eric Mann
- When They Call You a Terrorist – Patrisse Cullors with Asha Bandele
TOPIC – Sexism / Patriarchy / How We Get Free:
- How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective – Keeanga – Yamahtta Taylor
- Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More – Janet Mock
- Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – Audre Lorde
- Feminism is for Everybody – bell hooks
- *podcast & resource* Alicia’s resource guide for 2020 visioning as discussed on her Healing Justice podcast episode
- *podcast* The 1619 Podcast by The New York Times (Supermajority Staff)
Follow Alicia and keep an eye out for her forthcoming memoir tentatively titled “How to Turn a Hashtag Into a Movement” in 2020!